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Unique ID: WILT-002B72

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead plaque or badge in the shape of a castle with crosses on the towers which is probably medieval to post-medieval date. The plaque is sub-rectangular in plan and depicts a castle. At the base the mouldings suggest a moat which leads to a central section with an arched doorway decorated with a central raised line and two transverse lines. Above the doorway are two transverse lines across with central section with a central turret above, which may be broken at the top. The central turret is decorated with a rectangular depression (possibly a murder hole) with a rectangular window above with a horizontal line across. There is a tower on either side of the central section. These both have raised relief at the bottom with diagonal lines flaring out towards the base. Above on each tower is a cross with a pellet at the end of each line in a similar shape to an arrow loop. At the top of the towers there is a castellated rib with three pellets below. Above the castellations there is a curved dome (broken on the left hand tower). The back of the plaque is undecorated but there is evidence of three, possibly four, rivets at each corner. The patina is a creamy grey. The edgies are rough suggesting that it may have formed part of a larger piece.

The plaque weighs 131.54g and measures 61.05mm in height, 63.24mm in width and 7mm in thickness.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 61.05 mm
Width: 63.24 mm
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 131.54 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5278

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Cranborne

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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